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Participants in the "Culture and the Art for Peace" symposium, held at the edge of the Cairo International Book Fair, said the cultural vacuum in a number of Arab countries was the worst in Arab societies.

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Seminar participants held Wednesday evening at the edge of the Cairo exhibition gathered that the cultural vacuum and the absence of power in a number of Arab countries due to the consequences of the Arab Spring showed the worst in Arab societies, extremism, fear, rejection and culture.

Participants pointed out at this symposium organized by the Yemeni cultural center in Cairo that most of the Arab regimes removed from their programs a cultural act that resulted in the absence of authority in a number of countries in the region from communities living without intellectual or cultural affiliation and without a cultural project. Their communities are in disarray. MAP reported.

In this context, Moroccan researcher and writer Wafa Sandi said that one of the most significant manifestations of the cultural and identity crisis in the Arab world, writing a number of Arab young people to more extremist organizations in a number of outbreaks of tension, especially in Syria, Iraq and Libya, they did not feel a sense of belonging among young people Looking for an alternative intellectual project.

And he warned that the danger of terrorist organizations lies in the idea that was founded for him, and not in the geography that spreads the "state", which allows his opinion to expand and apply intellectual and cultural influence even in the absence of land he belongs to him.


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It called on the researcher to correct the imbalances in the war on terror, whose most significant manifestations are absolute dependence on military and security at the expense of the intellectual approach and stress the need to place youth and women at the heart of any reform project as the most targeted and polarized by extremist organizations.

It reviewed Moroccan experience in the fight against extremism, which began in 2004, when a project of restructuring a religious area, involving the formation of religious guides and mentors, was launched to raise awareness of the teachings of tolerant religion and protect citizens from the dangers of religious extremism.

Deputy Culture Minister Abdullah Bakkad, on the contrary, said that the Arab region is exposed to a conspiracy and is facing serious dangers, and stresses that culture and art "are the foundation for building human beings capable of facing any abnormal or extremist ideas."

He stressed that the rehabilitation of the cultural act and the awareness of its significance is one of the great challenges facing the Arab world and emphasizes in this context "the urgent need to return to the spirit of society, which is culture and art."

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Arab societies have undergone a systematic breakthrough under the pretext of restoring religious discourse, and therefore have been subjected to intellectual invasion, empowering the Arab personality of its content and gaining everything that is negative without investigation or control. The West has built its civilization on science and experimentation.

He concluded that Arab countries are interested in developing military and security capabilities at the expense of sectors as important as healthcare, education and culture, unlike many Western countries such as France, which exceed the defense budget of the cultural sector.

Yemen's thinker, Badr al-Salhi, the worst war that is currently exposed to the Arab region, is a cultural war that raises an extremist intellectual agenda into the community and prevents intellectual invasion by extremist religious discourse to ban everything that is related to creativity blurred the identity and characteristics of the Arab personality.

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